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This is created to share resources and questions in regards to the 2020 genetic counseling application cycle. Good luck to everyone, hopefully this helps!

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My genetic assistant job will be open come this fall in Charleston, SC at the Greenwood Genetic Center! Please apply! You will get to see patients twice a week and conduct the initial clinical evaluations in the general genetics clinic. The job posting should be on the Greenwood Genetic Center website. The office is 10 minutes from downtown Charleston 😎

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay

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Hi everyone!

I'm really wanting to apply to GC schools in Fall 2020, however by the time I would apply I would be missing two prerequisites that I'll be taking in the winter term. Does anyone know if this will affect my chances or not?

Thanks in advance!

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@JJGC I"m in a similar position! Some of the schools stated their policy on in-progress or planned courses on their website. For the ones that didn't, I reached out to ask them. Most of them were fine with in-progress courses so long as you told them in your app that they were in progress. One school told me I wouldn't be considered without a grade in a biochemistry class. Hope that helps!

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Match info for this round will be updated sometime in July! Hope everyone is having a happy summer thus far :)

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Hello all!

I am looking to sell 3 of my genetic counseling textbooks because I no longer need them. They are some of the more important textbooks and are required by many of the GC programs.

A Guide to Genetic Counseling

Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process

Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling

 

Please message me if you are interested! 

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Hey everyone! Im a Canadian applying to some schools in the states and they require me to convert my transcript to the 4.0 GPA scale. Does anyone have any experience with this? Does it generally cost money to do this? Any tips/info are so appreciated! Thanks!

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9 minutes ago, Mzadorsk said:

Hey everyone! Im a Canadian applying to some schools in the states and they require me to convert my transcript to the 4.0 GPA scale. Does anyone have any experience with this? Does it generally cost money to do this? Any tips/info are so appreciated! Thanks!

From what I have gathered from some open houses, some US schools want our transcripts converted by WES. I haven't done mine yet, so I am not sure of the process. I would love to connect with you (Go Canadians!) as I am feeling super alone in this process thus far. :)

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Hello everyone!

I am sending in my applications for genetic counseling programs soon! Feeling very nervous and worried about not getting accepted on my first try. I was wondering if anyone here is familiar with the program at Indiana State. It is a new program and I can't seem to find a whole lot of information about it from forums of previous years. Also, I was wondering how much shadowing is enough? I have shadowed one day but am finding it difficult to get more opportunities. Do schools just want to see that you have at least some familiarity with the field? 

Thanks!

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On 1/17/2020 at 9:39 AM, daisyhunter said:

Hey guys anyone hear from anyone about anything? :)

I just got emails with interview invitations from Sarah Lawrence and University of Minnesota, but I'm waiting to hear back about the rest of my schools! Have you heard from any schools yet? :)

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Come join us on Discord for up to date info on which schools have sent out interviews/rejections!

https://discord.gg/7HFjFr5

Go to the #bot commands channel and type ?rank 2020 Applicant to be able to access all the channels. There's a #Resources page that has google docs where we update to track when schools are sending out, and of course everyone is talking about it in the discussion channels :)

So far Minnesota, Emory, Sarah Lawrence, Ohio State, Columbia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Case Western, Augustana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Stanford have sent out interview invites!

Edited by Nefelibata

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Hey! New here. I've actually heard back from 5 schools (applied to 13 because I'm crazy) and am waiting to hear from 8. I received interview offers at Indiana University, University of Minnesota, and Case Western Reserve. I got rejections from Ohio State and Stanford.

Anyone heard from Wisconsin yet? That's my alma matter and it looks like last year they reached out with offers on 1/31... 

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Hi everyone! Congrats to all those who have interview invitations. I thought I would share my podcast episode offering interview advice as you all prepare. You can listen via the link below or search "DNA Today" on Spotify, Apple, Google Play etc. It is episode "#97 Genetic Counseling Grad School Interviews, Ranking, Matching (Part 2)."

http://dnapodcast.com/episodes/2018/12/30/97?rq=97

More advice is listed in the big post below, it was also the first half of our conversation about applications. 

http://dnapodcast.com/episodes/2018/8/3/87-genetic-counseling-grad-school-apps

If you have questions feel free to email me or the other guests on the show at info@DNApodcast.com. I'm a second year in Sarah Lawrence's program and I hope to see some of you at interviews :) 

Good luck everyone! 

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